Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a C++ Games Developer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

C++ Game Developer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1137 1202 1278
Rank change year-on-year +65 +76 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Games Developer 40 20 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.011% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.011% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 33 20 29
UK median annual salary £57,500 £56,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +32.35% -10.53%
10th Percentile £53,750 £31,625 £28,200
90th Percentile £64,500 £72,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,250 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -30.95% +31.25% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

C++ Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured C++ Games Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Games Developer in the UK

C++ Games Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ Games Developer.

Salary trend for C++ Games Developer in the UK

C++ Games Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Games Developer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ Games Developer in the UK

C++ Games Developer
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Games Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +46 40 £57,500 +2.22% 2
London +23 35 £60,000 -9.43% 2
UK excluding London +59 5 £36,250 -30.95%
East of England - 3 - -
Midlands +21 1 £27,500 -47.62%
West Midlands +11 1 £27,500 -47.62%
South East - 1 £45,000 -

C++ Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, C++ Games Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring C++ Games Developer in the job title.

1 40 (100.00%) C++
1 40 (100.00%) Games
2 24 (60.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 23 (57.50%) Game Development
4 19 (47.50%) Mobile Games
5 11 (27.50%) Software Engineering
5 11 (27.50%) C#
6 7 (17.50%) Process Improvement
7 4 (10.00%) RESTful
7 4 (10.00%) Animation
7 4 (10.00%) Linux
7 4 (10.00%) C
8 3 (7.50%) Client/Server
8 3 (7.50%) Web Development
8 3 (7.50%) Degree
8 3 (7.50%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (7.50%) 3D Graphics
8 3 (7.50%) Mathematics
8 3 (7.50%) Physics
8 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
8 3 (7.50%) Velocity
8 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Mathematical Modelling
8 3 (7.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.00%) Unreal Engine
9 2 (5.00%) Open Source
10 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
10 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
10 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS

C++ Games Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.50%) Tornado
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
General
1 40 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (60.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (10.00%) RESTful
3 3 (7.50%) Velocity
4 2 (5.00%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.50%) React
5 1 (2.50%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 19 (47.50%) Mobile Games
2 4 (10.00%) Animation
3 3 (7.50%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (7.50%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Android
2 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Game Development
2 11 (27.50%) Software Engineering
3 7 (17.50%) Process Improvement
4 3 (7.50%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (7.50%) Mathematical Modelling
4 3 (7.50%) Mathematics
4 3 (7.50%) Physics
4 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (7.50%) Web Development
5 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.00%) Open Source
6 1 (2.50%) 3D Animation
6 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.50%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.50%) Microservices
6 1 (2.50%) MVC
6 1 (2.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 40 (100.00%) C++
2 11 (27.50%) C#
3 4 (10.00%) C
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) R
4 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle